first-grade students had planned to sprinkle what they thought
were "poison packets" into a classmate's lunch, Anchorage police
said in a statement.
The packets were determined to be silica, which is used for food
preservation, police said.
The plot was not carried out and no criminal charges were filed.
Typically, first-grade students in Alaska are six or seven years
The children admitted the plot to adults and were suspended, the
Anchorage Daily News reported.
(Reporting by Victoria Cavaliere; Editing by Tom Hogue)
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